I love this time of year. Autumn brings in a cornucopia of colors, enticing scents of pumpkin spice and apples, and the anticipation of good things to come. Even the weather has an air of serenity about it. But mostly, I love the Autumn scents. I wandered by a candle shop the other day where they were having a sale – two candles for the price of one. I left with an armful of candles, carrying such delightful names as Gourmet Espresso and Warm Caramel Cider. I’ve heard that the sense of smell is the strongest of our five senses. Just imagine… fresh-baked bread, the smell of coffee brewing in the morning, and warm scones delivered right out of the oven. Maybe that is why I never see unhappy people in a bakery. This thought […]
Twice in my lifetime the doctors have been wrong. Don’t misunderstand me, I believe in doctors and have a great respect for their intelligence, training and sacrifice. I thank God for them every time I have to go under the knife. But it’s just that I also know God is the ultimate Healer and He has the final word. It was my 37th birthday as I sat in the doctor’s office and heard those words: “You will never be able to run again.” The cartilage in my knee was gone. I sat there in silence. Running has always been a big part of my life; it is where I draw my confidence; it is my time alone with God and my thoughts. And it had always been a […]
Life is fascinating, isn’t it? Millions of people at any one time, moving in sync, creating a type of rhythm and harmony we call humankind. It’s not without its problems, of course, but think of the endless combinations and opportunities it has. It’s limitless, really. As long as we acknowledge there is a higher power above us and that we do not have the ultimate control over the universe, then we can do amazing things with what we are given. We have choices, maybe not our own personal genie, but we do have a lot of ability to carve our own destiny, purpose, and happiness. Recently, I had the chance to meet two very fascinating and intelligent women, both of whom were vastly different in their chosen vocations. One was […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.